Clarinet d'Amore in G


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Overall size: 815
Bore: crook 14.4; c-hole 14.0; f-hole 14.0

Technical description: Fruitwood with horn ferrules and brass keywork and crook. Six pieces: mouthpiece, barrel, upper section with crook, middle section for the fingers of the right hand, lower section with keys, bulb bell (Liebesfuss). Reproduction of Clarinette d’amour of Pietro Piana, Milan, Italy, in the Muziekinstrumentenmuseum, Brussels (Inventory Number 0932), Belgium. Cocus mouthpiece grooved for cord. Barrel bulbous in order to have a good grip. Keys on upper joint mounted in elegant rudiments of turned wooden rings. Speaker liner projects about 4mm into the bore. Very elegant concealed guidance for F♯3/C♯5 lever with a hidden pin that keeps the shank in the right position. Levers for L4, tone-hole and key for R4 mounted in a fusiform swelling.

L0:   T; speaker.
L1:   T; throat A♮.
L2:   T.
L3:   T.
L4:   E3/B♮4; F♯3/C♯5.
R1:   T.
R2:   T.
R3:   T.
R4:   T; G♯3/E♭5.

Keyhead type: flat square.
Keymount type: rudiments of turned wooden rings, swelling.

No inscriptions

Playing accessories: A reed and a string.
(Heike Fricke, 2014)

Clarinet d'Amore in G, Fruitwood, brass, various materials, European

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